Processing agent

What is the role of a Process Agent?
A process agent is a representative/an address upon whom court papers may be served. Process agents accept services of notices, proceedings or documents on behalf of their overseas clients in situations where it is not possible for them to be served abroad. A process agent can act in a broad capacity for a company including but not limited to: acting as a process agent for court actions, receiving documents in connection with arbitration proceedings and receiving notices under contracts where an independent party is needed.

Why do you need a process agent?
The role for a process agent can be vital for cross-border transactions. If one of the involved parties does not have a physical presence or address within the jurisdiction where the transaction is taking place, serving legal documentation can become a long and overly complicated process. Further to that, if papers have to be served abroad, where the relevant transaction party has its presence, this can cause delays, among other issues.

How can we assist?
We offer process agent services to clients who have entered into legal agreements in a jurisdiction for which a local agent appointment is required. In cases when clients have no representation in Hong Kong, our Hong Kong tax office is able to provide those clients with a process agent in Hong Kong.

Specific questions? We are happy to help you. Contact us

About Us

We all know that the duty to pay tax will always be there. As Hong Kong and Mainland China are emerging markets, sophisticated tax advice in Asia has become increasingly in demand with a view to mitigate the (corporate) income tax in Hong Kong and elsewhere.

Further, as a result of recent pressure from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (`OECD`), most jurisdictions, including Hong Kong and Mainland China, have decided that Exchange of Information should be part of their tax legal system.

The tax system in Hong Kong is simple but not straight forward. HKWJ Tax Law & Partners Limited is here to assist you with finding the right tax solution for you personally and your companies by means of offering Mainland China and Hong Kong tax services including international tax services. We are also specialised in resolving tax disputes between the Mainland China/Hong Kong tax department (Hong Kong tax office) and clients. In Hong Kong, apart from Hong Kong taxation, we are here to assist you also with your accounting issues and carry out process agent services at the same time.

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